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Community Calendar: March 20, 2019

March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21

Ashkum Chargers 4-H Club Pancake and Sausage Supper, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Ashkum Coliseum, 117 East Main St. $7 adults, $4 children 11 and younger.

Sit and Be Fit is a low impact exercise class with the use of a chair, 9:30 a.m., Bradley Public Library. As with any exercise program, always check with your doctor before beginning.

Code Club, 6 p.m., Bradley Library. For students grade 6 and older. Learn the latest craze in coding. Participants will learn HTML, Java and more. Learn to make a website, game or app through a continuing program, step by step. Some computers are available, but if you have your own laptop, please bring it along. Not suitable for tablets or phones as these programs require a lot of typing.

Friday, March 22

Fish Fry, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Aroma Park American Legion Post 1019, $8 per person, $7.50 senior citizens. Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and roll.

Stopping hip and knee pain for good speaker, free event, free lunch. 12:30 p.m., Bourbonnais Township Park District, 770 Franklin, Bradley. Both surgical and nonsurgical options explained. Register rhondao@btpd.org or john.delacazar@atipt.com.

“Bird Box”/ “Quiet Place” Challenge, Bradley Library, 6 p.m. Can you function while blindfolded? Perform activities without making a sound? Register 815-932-6245.

Saturday, March 23

L.I.F.E. (Living in Freedom Everyday) Christian recovery program for healing from sexual brokenness, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., meets each Saturday, College Church of Nazarene, Building Room 204 University Ave., Bourbonnais (Olivet’s campus). Information 815-214-7063 or online freedomeveryday.org.

Ladies Day of Pampering and Wellness, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Christian Church, 310 Main St. N.W., Bourbonnais. Refreshments, jewelry, manicures, hand softening, essential oils, candles, artisan soaps, massages, makeup, fair trade items, baked goods. Info. 815-530-2174.

Sunday, March 24

Deadline for prom dress donations and early entrance ticket, event is March 30 and March 31 — Say Yes to the Prom Dress, free dresses to teens. Bradley Public Library, doors open at 10 a.m. for those who have made a donation by March 24 (11 a.m. to the public) to 4 p.m. March 30 and 1 to 3 p.m. March 31. Donations accepted through March 24, and those who donate a dress will receive a ticket for early entrance. Accessories accepted too. Info. 815-932-6245.

Collector Con, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kankakee County Fairgrounds, 214 W. 4000S. Road, Kankakee. $3 admission. Variety of artists, vendors and collectibles. Info. https://bit.ly/2HHS9Ve

Think Beyond the Bag fundraiser for local charities, 1 to 4 p.m. $15 per person. 815 S. McMullen Drive, Kankakee. Organized by Kankakee Emblem Club. Silent auction of gently-used purses, bags, etc., with surprise gifts in each purse. Mystery gift tickets available for $3. Refreshments include desserts, fruit bar, chocolate fountain. Tickets available at Busse & Rieck, Joy’s Hallmark and Tholen’s. Also collecting toilet paper for Center of Hope Food Pantry.

Tuesday, March 26

Pallet Painting Night, 5 p.m., Limestone Township Library. $30 per adult. An evening of guided, creative painting on pallets. This is a library fundraising event. Spaces are limited, call 815-939-1696 to register.

Tai Chi, 10 a.m., Kankakee Public Library, every second and fourth Tuesday. Tai Chi includes deep stretching, flexibility and works to help create balance and energy.

Low-impact walking class, Walk With Deb, free, 9:30 a.m. Bradley Public Library.

Drama at the Library, 6 p.m., Bradley Library. For grades 5 and older. The world is your stage, the library being no exception. Learn and show of the skills of theater. Students perform a grand show at the end of the year.

Wednesday, March 27

Leave Your Mark on the World Now: Finding Your Superstar Personal Brand, by speaker Jeanne Sparrow, 1 p.m., Kankakee Community College auditorium. Free. Open to everyone. Explore how to identify your unique personal brand in an authentic way that connects to what’s really important to you, your work and your career and how to express it consistently in everything you do. Info. 815-802-8628 or ltwilliams@kcc.edu.

Thursday, March 28

Sit and Be Fit is a low impact exercise class with the use of a chair, 9:30 a.m., Bradley Public Library. As with any exercise program, always check with your doctor before beginning.

Booked for Middle School, 4:30 p.m. Bradley Library. Described as “not your typical book club. Games, activities and no boring teacher.” Middle school students can join their friends and read the best books for teens. Fourth Thursday of each month.

Soul Collections Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Kankakee Public Library, third-floor meeting room. Group meets last Thursday of each month. The current selection for March is “Sunday Brunch” by Norma L. Jarrett. All books reviewed can be checked out at the circulation department of the Kankakee Public Library.

Code Club, 6 p.m., Bradley Library. For students grade 6 and older. Learn the latest craze in coding. Participants will learn HTML, Java and more. Learn to make a website, game or app through a continuing program, step by step. Some computers are available, but if you have your own laptop, please bring it along. Not suitable for tablets or phones as these programs require a lot of typing.

Friday, March 29

Lifelong Learning Institute Spring Kickoff, 10 a.m. to noon, Iroquois Room, Kankakee Community College. Micheal Boyd is the keynote speaker, and instructors will talk about the more than 30 classes available. Info. kcc.edu/lli.

Family Movie and Dinner Night, 4:15 p.m., Limestone Library, free, includes the movie, “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse” and taco dinner.

Saturday, March 30

Optical Illusion Art workshop, 1 p.m. Limestone Library. For students in grades 3-8. Free, all supplies included. Learn new tricks with pencils and paper. Info. 815-939-1696.

Wednesday, April 3

Armstrong retirees meet, 1 p.m., Family House Restaurant, Bradley.

Sunday, April 14

“In The Arms of An Angel,” benefit program for Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Foundation and Project Michelangelo; 2 p.m. meet and greet, 3 p.m. lunch, 4 p.m. fashion show. Quality Inn and Suites, Bradley. $50 includes dinner and show. Info. 815-936-1992 or 815-685-9220.